“We had been trying to raise the funds for a performing arts center in our high school for fifteen years. The school district asked us to raise $750,000; if we could accomplish this they would take the idea to referendum. We began the campaign with 100 Extraordinary Women and got 140 women to pledge $140,000 in a few short months. We were amazed! This started our fundraising efforts, more than $750,000 was raised and the referendum passed. The Performing Arts Center will be open in 2017; women in our community led the way.”
Jodi Sweeney is committed to the success of nonprofit organizations. Her expertise and experience include all aspects of nonprofit resource development. She lives in Madison, WI. She is married to attorney Jack Sweeney and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. She is President of The Sweeney Group, a nationally recognized consulting firm that works with all types of nonprofit organizations.
Her commitment to nonprofit organizations has spanned more than 20 years, including executive and leadership positions with the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, Capital Fund Raising Committee, and Madison Community Foundation. She helped found the Junior League of Madison, WI., the Madison chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the National Association of School Foundations. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Honorary Committee of Susan G. Komen, Madison chapter.